Trend Watch 2016: Which IT Trends Is Higher Education Responding To?


EDUCAUSE is in its second year of identifying the influence of major trends on the IT strategy of colleges and universities. This year’s Trend Watch list included 29 trends in the management and delivery of IT services, personal devices and personalized environments, data and analytics, teaching and learning, security and risk, and the Internet of Things. These trends have been highly visible, widely discussed, and broadly covered in publications, blogs, and presentations. But what is actually in place at our institutions, and which types of institutions are most affected by—or leveraging—IT trends that occupy so much mindshare? This report presents data on their actual influence on IT strategy in higher education.

Other papers and related resources are available at the research hub for Higher Education’s Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2016. 

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